Gepubliceerd op 13-06-2014

Vacancy: Lecturer in the History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe, Durham University

The Department of History at Durham University seeks to appoint a lecturer in the history of Europe in the period of the Renaissance and Reformation (c.1400 – c.1700) for 12 months from 1 September 2014. Applicants should show how their research work will complement that of existing staff in the Department. The History Department is widely recognized as a leading centre of historical research and teaching, and consistently features in the top three UK History departments in league tables.

Durham University has an outstanding reputation and record in this field, and the Department is closely involved in the multi-disciplinary Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, which brings together colleagues from across the university. More information about the Department of History is available at http://www.dur.ac.uk/history/.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach and collaborate in modules on Renaissance/Reformation European history at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels. They will undertake outstanding research leading to publications which have high standards of international significance, and to strong applications for external grants and with potential for external impact. They will take a full part in the life of the Department, contribute to IMEMS, and show ability to exercise academic leadership.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

The postholder will be responsible to the Head of Department, currently Professor Stephen Taylor.


  • Written applications should address each of the following criteria, with evidence, examples, or proposals. The successful candidate will have
  • Ability to develop and deliver research-led teaching for undergraduate students at all levels
  • Ability to contribute to postgraduate courses and to assist in the recruitment of postgraduate students
  • A record (appropriate to career stage) of publications that demonstrate the ability to conduct research which is internationally excellent in significance, originality and rigour
  • A realistic medium-term research plan, addressing substantial and significant historical problems and aiming for publications in leading journals and with leading academic publishers
  • Plans for winning external funding for research
  • Readiness to engage with non-academic research users and to assist in developing the impact of historical research beyond the university sector
  • Ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department

More information.

Reference Number 3607, Closing Date: 24 June 2014

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